I'm so proud of myself. I've already walked twice this week and it's only Wednesday.
I did also manage to squeak in that last workout last week to make my 3/wk goal. This week, I'm shooting to 4 times!
I've also been increasing the intensity a bit with incline and speed and I've been feeling better. I even managed to walk last night after eating chinese! I swore that last crab rangoon was going to take me out for the evening but eventually the guilt kicked in and I got my butt off the couch and walked.
I do, sadly have a rather sad bath to thank for the recent motivation. I showered over the weekend and then let the water run and sat in the tub for a bit after and holy cow, they should really post warnings near tubs that water magnifies things because I felt like a beached whale in that tub. I realized that some of my excuses (it's just fluid retention! it's gotta just be the boobs that are adding those lbs!) weren't exactly true although I know part of my spare tire and saddlebags are still fluid filled. I know I retain water like there's no tomorrow, especially if I eat anything salty, but I guess our diet of fast food and takeout caught up with me a bit and some of the 12 (12!) lbs I put on in my 16.5 weeks is milkshake, chinese food, and french fries. So I vowed to do better and so far I have by making reasonable substitutions and subtractions (water for milk in my oatmeal, small glass of milk at night instead of a large one, water flavoring packets instead of juice or sweetened tea), plus making exercising a priority, and I hope it helps. If it could help before my next appointment next tuesday that would be awesome.
I'm thinking about maybe doing some yoga tonight.